Tasmanian Liberal senator Richard Colbeck has been given the aged care portfolio in Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s ministry reshuffle.
Aged care provider peak bodies are calling on the major parties to commit to providing tangible and immediate support for the aged care sector and older Australians in their election policies.
CEO of Amana Living and deputy president of ACSA, Ray Glickman, tells AAA why he is worried that the government may not have achieved the right mix in its recently announced, ‘Living Longer Living Better’ aged care reform package.
After years of frustrated attempts, the key to achieving structural reform for the aged care system seems to have been broad unity and consensus among the many stakeholders. According to the Minister, it’s been essential.
AAA spoke to various aged care reform campaigners on the Agewell ‘day of action’ in Canberra earlier this week. Find out what it felt like to be there and how they thought the day went.
Alzheimer’s Australia kicked off the 2011/2012 holiday season with a new ‘Fight Dementia’ media campaign, spanning the big screen, print media and YouTube.
Shortly after Minister Butler’s promotion was announced, he addressed the media and answered questions on what the political move means to him. Read the transcript of his speech, the media’s questions and the minister’s responses.
An overwhelming majority of aged care nurses will leave their job of choice if wages do not increase, a new survey has found.
Here’s the text of what Prime Minister Julia Gillard said when she addressed SACS workers today and announced her government’s funding commitment to SACS wage increases.
The Gillard Government’s response to the PC report into Caring for Older Australians will be informed by a series of ‘national conversations’ which have just begun
There’s no need to sit idle waiting for the government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s report. CEO of Benetas, Sandra Hills, discusses what providers could and should be doing in the interim.
Minutes after the PC’s final report was tabled, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, addressed the media.
Outraged consumers and providers tell the Prime Minister to be more creative with solutions to fund its flood response.
The ANF wants the PM to put her money where her mouth is after the PC delivers its findings later this month.